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CDM Smith Online Privacy Statement

THIS STATEMENT IS EFFECTIVE AS OF MAY 25, 2018
Your privacy is important to CDM Smith (“we,” “our,” “us”) and we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of information you share with us. This Privacy Statement describes CDM Smith’s practices regarding the use and disclosure of personal information that may be collected when you interact with this website.

Your entry of personal information on our websites constitutes your acknowledgement of receipt of this Privacy Statement.  

What’s covered by this Privacy Statement
Any CDM Smith website which links to this Privacy Statement is covered by this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement does not cover, and we are not responsible for third-party websites or applications that may be linked from our websites as described in the Links to Other Websites and Third Parties section of this Privacy Statement. These websites are hosted and maintained within the United States. 

Information We Collect
We collect information that you provide us voluntarily or explicitly consent to its collection, including when you complete the “Contact Us” form on the website, send us an e-mail address in a request for information, or when you otherwise share your information with us.

Many of the pages on our website (insights, projects, news releases) can be e-mailed, either to yourself or others you choose. Information we collect directly may include your name, title, address and phone number.  Other information is collected automatically, such as usage, viewing, and technical data, through the use of cookies and similar technologies. This may include your IP address and the type of browser and operating system you are using.      

Purposes and Legal Basis of Processing
CDM Smith processes personal information in the following ways:

  • When we receive explicit consent to do so, we will process information voluntarily submitted to us to send you requested materials or provide information about our services.  If you have requested to sign up for our newsletter, we may also use your personal information to provide information about services we think may be of interest to you. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in these cases is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Users who wish to stop receiving these materials may unsubscribe by clicking on the link in those materials.
  • When we receive your explicit consent to collect information via cookies, we also may use viewing data to analyze how visitors use the website in order to provide statistics and improve the experience of interacting with the website. 

Sharing Your Information
We may transfer your information to the extent consistent with applicable law and in the following circumstances:

  • With our Company affiliates and subsidiaries worldwide;
  • With business partners and third-party business providers who use your personal information to provide services to us, such as companies that provide us career recruitment, technical support, data hosting, and services;
  • As required by law or court order;
  • In connection to a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or liquidation of CDM Smith;
  • To auditors, contractors or other advisors auditing any of our business processes;
  • Where we are legally required to disclose your information; and
  • When we are contractually obligated to disclose it.

Third-parties may also act on our behalf to collect and use data that assists in the hosting, maintenance, and improvement of this website. 

CDM Smith requires third party service providers who process information on CDM Smith’s behalf to provide adequate safeguards for your personal information (e.g., restriction of their access, use and disclosure of personal information, solely to meet their contractual obligations in the performance of the specific functions described above).  A copy of these safeguards may be made available by writing to us at the address provided in the Contact Us section below.

Retention
Information collected through this website will be retained for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Links to Other Websites and Third Parties
To allow you to interact with other websites on which you may have accounts (such as Facebook and other social media platforms), to apply for a job at CDM Smith, or to interact with some of our service providers, we may provide links or embed third-party applications that provide these connections. CDM Smith is not responsible for the collection of personal information or the security or privacy of information on any third-party websites or applications. Your use of these links is subject to the third party’s privacy policy, and you should become familiar with their practices before using the links or applications. CDM Smith cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these websites and is therefore not responsible for any content you post. Use these features at your own risk.

Cookies and Similar Technologies
The first time that you visit our website, we notify you about our use of cookies through a notification banner and we request your explicit permission. You may withdraw your permission for using these cookies at any time by following the optout link provided.

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive as a “tag” that identifies your computer. Cookies can allow us to properly format the web page on subsequent visits for your specific computer and browser, letting us personalize your experience and tailor our interactions with you.  Cookies also help us to gather anonymous statistics about usage and effectiveness of our website. An example of this is CDM Smith’s use of Google Analytics. Information about how Google Analytics is used by CDM Smith can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. Additionally, information about Google’s uses of information from our sites can be found at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

We occasionally embed video content from websites such as YouTube or Storify, which may embed their own cookies from these websites.  These third-party websites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.  CDM Smith does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.   

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser’s settings to disable cookies if you wish. However, disabling them could diminish the functionality of the website and negatively impact your experience with our website.   

Security
CDM Smith takes reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect the security of Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. This includes policies that limit access, technical controls including firewalls, and other security measures. We also require our partners and service providers protect such information that we provide to them.

Children’s Privacy
This website is intended to be used by adults and corporate entities interested in our solutions and services, and as such we do not knowingly collect or store personal information from anyone under the age of 16. If at any time we are informed that a visitor under the age of 16 has submitted information to us through this website, we will endeavor to immediately delete the information.

Your California Privacy Rights
While CDM Smith does not provide your personal information to third parties for their use in marketing, under California law, California residents have the right to opt-out of such use of your personal information if it occurred.

Your rights in connection with your Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, and as required by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you.
  • Request correction of any incomplete or inaccurate personal information that we hold about you.
  • Request erasure of your personal information when there is no need for us continuing to process it or you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, including profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing, at any time.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information to suspend the processing, for example if you want us to verify its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, including to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance.
  • Withdraw consent you have previously given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time, but without affecting the lawfulness of such processing of your personal data before the withdrawal.

If you are located in the EU, you have the right to lodge a complaint with an EU Supervisory Authority. However, if you have a complaint regarding the processing of your personal information we encourage, you to first contact us and we will reply on timely basis.

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please submit your request to the contacts named in the Contact Information section of this Privacy Statement. Valid requests will be honored within 30 calendar days of request. This 30-day period may be extended for another 2 months for complex requests with notification of the reasons for the extension to you.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances. In addition, there may be requests that we are unable to process because of other EU legal requirements.  If a request is denied, we will notify you of the reason.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Due to changes in technology or legal requirements, we may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time.  We will notify you of changes by posting those changes on this page, or by other appropriate means.    

Contact Information
If you have any questions, inquiries, individual rights requests or complaints, please contact us at:

CDM Smith
75 State Street, Suite 701
Boston, MA 02109 USA
Attn: Privacy Office
Email: privacy@cdmsmith.com

For individuals in the following countries, inquiries or complaints may also be addressed to the following:

Germany 
CDM Smith Europe GmbH
CDM Smith Consult GmbH
Am Umweltpark 3-5
44793 Bochum, Germany
Attn: Data Privacy Office
Email: privacyeurope@cdmsmith.com

CDM Smith Consult GmbH
Am Umweltpark 3-5
44793 Bochum, Germany
Attn: Data Privacy Office
Email: priva­cyger­many@cdmsmith.com

Data Protection Officer in Germany:
Scheja und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Adenauer­allee 136
53113 Bonn
Germany
Email: info@scheja-partner.de

Ireland
CDM Smith Ireland Ltd.
15 Wentworth, Eblana Villas
Dublin 2, D02 A6 11
Dublin, Ireland
Attn: Data Privacy Office
Email: priva­cyire­land@cdmsmith.com

Poland
CDM Smith Sp. z o.o.
Al. Jero­zolim­skie 123a
02-017 Warsaw, Poland
Attn:  Data Privacy Office
Email: priva­cy­poland@cdmsmith.com

If you are located in the EU, you have the right to lodge a complaint with an EU Supervisory Authority. However, if you have a complaint regarding the processing of your personal information we request that you first contact us and we will reply on timely basis.

Data Controller
As it pertains to users of our websites located in the EU, the controller of your personal information is CDM Smith, Inc., 75 State Street Boston, MA  02109 USA.

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